Guest Column | May 13, 2013

Beginner's Guide To Selecting A VMS

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Selecting a VMS can seem to be a daunting task – every software suite has their own strengths and weaknesses, often obscured in spec sheets multiple pages long. While some of these features may seem inconsequential, there are four features that are worth the effort to track down if you want to create a long lasting surveillance solution.

The first thing to check for is camera compatibility. Once you select your cameras, verify that the features you need on those cameras will be functional within the VMS. It’s not uncommon that a camera is “supported” by a VMS in that it will receive video from the camera, but it may be lacking functionality on the features that made you choose that camera in the first place – such as auto tracking, specialized PTZ controls, two-way audio, and so on.

Read on for additional features and functions to look for.